PLEASE NOTE: Wonderscope programming will not be immediately available upon Wonderscope’s opening.  Stay tuned for launch dates!

DAILY PROGRAMS

All Wonderscope’s Daily Programs are FREE with your membership or general admission. Class sizes are limited to ensure maximum learning and require sign up at the front desk on the day of your visit. 

CIRCLE TIME
Structured active play is one of the most important ways that young children learn, and Circle Time offers countless opportunities for engaging even the youngest of learners!

MUSIC & MOVEMENT
Did you know that Music & Movement has great brain building benefits for children of all ages? Our Music & Movement class engages both hemispheres of the brain, helping children develop systematically along five domains: speech/language; fine and gross motor skills; cognition; social skills; and body awareness. Come sing, dance and play with us!

ART TIME
It is no secret that kids love art! Did you know that participating in art can have an enormous impact on your child’s growth and development? When children are exposed to any artistic activity the brain is stimulated from sounds, movements, colors and sizes; neural connections increase and the brain is exercised and strengthened! 

STORY TIME
Story Time is one of the richest learning experiences for young learners. Did you know reading books out loud to your child helps develop their reading skills long before they are able to read? Join us for a read-aloud, then stick around to enjoy a creative arts activity after each story to help reinforce learning and boost memory skills through art, dramatic play, theater, or puppetry!

SENSATIONAL PLAYGROUPS
Wonderscope, in partnership with the University of Kansas Medical Center occupational therapy (OT) program, offers sensory playgroups. Research shows that inclusive sensory-based activities provide children and families the opportunity to better understand their individual sensory preferences and how they influence their interactions with others and the world around them. Wonderscope’s Sensational Playgroups are planned and led and by OT students as part of the community service-learning opportunity in their curriculum. Registration is not required and the playgroup is in included with museum admission.

PARENTING WITH PLAY!
We recognize that there is a lot of wisdom in our community, and we want to hear from our parents and families! That’s why the Regnier Family Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City designed a unique parenting playgroup for the parents of children 0 – 5 years old called Parenting with Play! We want our play modules to be both informational and FUN.

Parenting with Play! is a highly interactive experience, with an emphasis on mindful, empathic parenting and playful interactions that build positive, “in the moment” experiences. Participants will find new and supportive friendships with other caregivers, discuss weekly topics, and strengthen healthy and skillful parenting habits!

ROAD TO READINESS
Let’s get ready for Kindergarten! Wonderscope’s Road to Readiness program is designed to help children grow skills in important developmental areas. Best of all, it’s FREE with regular museum admission or membership.